The purported reason for Taiwan's unwillingness to sign an MOU with Intel was that Intel has not yet fulfilled its end of a previous MOU with Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs regarding WIMAX cooperation signed in 2008. "Huang told Digitimes in a recent interview that the Taiwan government already knows that Intel will not fulfill its promise and the company's ignoring of the MOU has angered Taiwan's IT players," Digitimes said on Thursday.
An Intel spokesperson confirmed that Intel had signed several MOUs with the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Education, the National Science Council and Chinghwa Telecom.
The initial MOU between Intel and Taiwan was signed in 2006. The company agreed in 2008 with Taiwan's Council for Economic Planning and Development to use Taiwan as a test base for WIMAX. However, originally scheduled to be finalized by the end of 2008, the program has yet to reach its long-awaited conclusion.